Debbie Lewis

Debbie Lewis

Vice President | Denman Drapkin Group
Experience
Social Media

LinkedIn

Specialties

Certified Buyers Representative (CBR)

Education

BA in Psychology, Clark University

Masters in Social Work, Washington University

Client Testimonials

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★★★★★
"Working with Debbie was an amazing, informative, quick-and-painless process. She was incredibly knowledgeable, responsive, friendly, and genuinely thoughtful in her approach to our home-searching journey. She worked tirelessly and relentlessly to give us the best experience possible - if there was a problem, she was on the phone to solve that problem before it had been identified. She also went to bat for us many times, working with the listing agent to advocate for our best interests and on our behalf throughout the process. We highly recommend Debbie and know that you’ll have a great experience working with her, like we did. Thank you, Debbie!

★★★★★
"Debbie Lewis and her colleague Holden Lewis are a homebuyer’s dream team. My partner and I were first-timers, in the middle of the pandemic, with a unique, sensitive, and specific situation that put us on the fast track to home buying. These two had the knowledge, skill, and intuition necessary to guide us through the process both efficiently, but also gently. Debbie and Holden provided impeccable guidance in helping us craft a successful offer, while also hearing and honoring our needs and values every step of the way. They shared their expertise in pricing and market study, competition, and strategy, and were able to convey a vast amount of complex information to us with effortless clarity. In a business that moves very fast and is - by nature, transactional - Debbie and Holden know how to hold space for the emotion and heart that is involved in finding a home. They supported us on real estate rollercoaster with grace, care, and warmth. Debbie is experienced, committed, and responsive. Holden is smart, intuitive, and measured. They are excellent communicators, socially-minded, and just all-around good people. I would wholeheartedly recommend these two to anyone looking to buy, whether it’s for the first time, or the hundredth."

★★★★★
"Debbie is the best agent you will ever work with. Despite the fact this was our fourth time purchasing a home, we considered ourselves ill-equipped to find the right house, location, and price in Cambridge. The market here is extremely challenging for buyers. Homes go so quickly and for so much $$, that there is little time before a decision needs to be made and the trigger pulled for a lot of money . When considering all these variables plus the different neighborhoods throughout the Cambridge community, we felt a great deal of anxiety going into this process. Then along came Debbie. First, she knows the market better than anyone – not just what’s on the market at the moment and the comps but also what’s coming to market in the future, currently in construction or in early planning phases. That really alleviates some of the pressure and offers more options. She knows all the agents and builders which helps give more depth of understanding to the construction/remodeling, pricing, promises, contracts, etc. Her most wonderful quality was that she listened to us and took care to check in regularly to see where we were in the process and how our views were evolving. So often agents want you to look at the properties they love and don’t take into consideration the priorities that you’ve established like location, parking, access to highways, etc – we conveyed our top priorities and that never wavered though Debbie was able to find us homes that we would never had considered but actually met those standards. And her second strongest quality is that she worked hard for us, really hard. She made sure that every possible step in the transaction was completed to best serve our interests. Even after closing, she continued to make certain that we were well represented. I would strongly recommend that anyone looking to buy a home in Cambridge work with Debbie and her team – we loved them."

★★★★★
"We worked with Debbie to purchase a single family home in Winchester in October 2017 and previously a condo in Cambridge in 2012. We cannot recommend Debbie enough as a buyer's agent for both first-time and repeat homebuyers. She is such a pleasure to be around and is extremely determined to ensure that you find the "right home". Debbie is a great listener and matches the homes you see to your needs. She's responsive in communication via phone and text and flexible with her timing to accommodate busy schedules when visiting properties. She really knows the Cambridge market and is a great judge of the quality/state of homes you will see. When we looked in towns outside of the Cambridge area, we were impressed with Debbie's knowledge of different regional areas and her quick ability to connect with agents in those towns to obtain additional information as needed, so much so that we would feel comfortable recommending her for any Boston metro region. She has an amazing ability to de-stress the /offer/closing process. The fact that she is part of a team of fantastic agents (True Home Partners) who back each other up is a bonus, as you have the support of an agent at any time or point in the process."

★★★★★
"As a first-time home buyer I was grateful for the support and guidance that Debbie provided from start to finish. She and her business partner Laurie Crane went above and beyond in scoping out potential homes, accommodating our schedules, and negotiating for our peace of mind. They were so sweet about our toddler having to tag along to some of our meetings, made sure we felt comfortable at every juncture, and provided referrals for the experts that we needed on our side when it came down to making tough decisions. Buying a home can be an emotional roller coaster but with Debbie at the helm you'll feel cared for and most importantly, make smart decisions."

★★★★★
"Debbie was wonderful to work with. She is so friendly and very responsive. We were first time homebuyers and she walked us through the whole process and went above and beyond. We truly could not have bought our condo without her. She even helped us during the inspection when we had to work with an engineer and a contractor. She had great recommendations of people to work with and helped us coordinate these efforts. I could not recommend her more."

★★★★★
"Debbie was extremely helpful for us. As first time home buyers, we were looking for someone who could really guide us through every step of the process, not just follow us along and sign off on the paperwork. She was able to quickly step in and help us find a home. She was very responsive and dropped everything to show up to houses when we called and was also proactive in suggesting places. She also helped us think through whether homes fit our needs. She understood what we were looking for and didn't let us consider anything that didn't match those needs. She effectively negotiated the purchase of the house. Not only did we get a favorable sale price (probably below market value), but she also fought hard post inspection to get the seller to acknowledge and compensate us for some items that weren't right. If I were going to sell or buy a house tomorrow, Debbie would be my first call."

★★★★★
"Debbie has helped us in the purchase of two homes (2014 and 2017) and I can't say enough nice things about her. She's a super-smart and savvy realtor who isn't afraid to say she doesn't know something... and then goes and digs up the answers. She is also kind, understanding, and personable, which in no way prevents her from having shrewd business sense. In addition to helping us buy two homes, she has also been indispensable in helping us find answers on the selling side of the equation. This is a realtor who has been willing to go the extra mile to make sure we are comfortable at every step of the process and she continues to exceed expectations. We trust her implicitly with all of our realty needs."

★★★★★
"Debbie is such an amazing realtor. She knows her stuff AND knows everyone in town. As a first-time home buyer, the process was really stressful and often confusing; Debbie held my hand through the whole thing. I felt like she really cared and fought for me when I was bidding *and* she continued to help me even after closing...if I could give her more stars, I would! "

★★★★★
"Debbie was an outstanding shepherd to us as first-time homebuyers. From the time that we met with her, it was less than six weeks until we owned a home. Her skills were crucial in avoiding overpriced properties, putting together a thoughtful offer, and finding a mortgage provider who could turn around a mortgage in a matter of weeks. We highly recommend her!"

★★★★★
"I used Debbie over five years ago and am still in close contact with her. She was by my side before, during and well after I bought my condo - and helped me navigate the wild world of contractors who cut corners and other issues that new home owners don't want to deal with! She is absolutely terrific and I've since referred others to her who share my opinion. She truly listens to her clients and helps find a perfect fit for them. She is HIGHLY recommended!"- Jennifer A.

★★★★★
"We bought our first home with Debbie last fall and were so, SO grateful for her expertise, guiding hand, support, and diligence. It was an unconventional purchase for multiple reasons, and Debbie shepherded us through every part of the process, negotiated fiercely (and very effectively) for us, communicated clearly and consistently, and I always felt that she was as invested in our happiness as we were. We loved working with her, and am so grateful to have had her in our corner during our first home-buying process. "

★★★★★
"Debbie Lewis is a great friend and realtor to the Greater Boston area. I have known her for years and was so excited to be able to call on her when my partner and I were finally ready to buy a home. As first time home buyers it is an incredibly daunting experience to jump into the Boston real-estate market but she took the time and care to walk us through every step. She met with us for nearly 3 hours on the first day to go over what we will need for every step fo the process- she gave us check-lists to reference, and was always available to talk with us when we had questions from start to finish. She walked into spaces with us and really forced us to consider if we loved the place or not - she often reminded us of the differences of "living with issues" in renting vs home-buying and helped keep our sights on exactly what we wanted. In the negotiating process with our condo she advised us in the offering decisions but still let us control the offers we made and really advocated for us to get the best deal possible for the place. With our history of dealing with lackluster realtors for rentals in the past, we were more than happy to give her our business and would recommended her to anyone and everyone looking for a well-connected, passionate, and fierce realtor to be on their side in the process."- Jennifer A.

About
Within minutes of meeting Debbie, you’ll get a palpable sense for her energy, enthusiasm, and the natural equanimity she exudes. A seasoned buyer’s agent for over 16 years, the Cambridge denizen has developed a hands-on approach when it comes to leading buyers through the home search process. Working in lockstep with clients, she is quick to identify a buyer’s specific needs, educate them on the intricacies of the transaction process, and lead them across the finish line with the unflappable poise that accompanies over a decade in the industry.

Making an indelible mark on the real estate community with her quick wit and tireless work ethic, Debbie has a knack for navigating high stress situations. Distinguished by a Master of Social Work, she has a gift for helping clients manage the emotional highs and lows that can accompany the home buying process. Whether a first-time buyer or seasoned real estate participant, she’s equipped with an endless Rolodex of resources. Lenders, inspectors, contractors, and attorneys – you name it, Debbie will drum up the resources you need in record time.

While she covers a broad swath of neighborhoods spanning Cambridge, Somerville, Arlington, and the surrounding areas, Debbie thrives off the vibrancy, diversity, and architecture that her Cambridge community provides. Equally active in her downtime, she’s involved in a handful of local non-profits, including Great Boston PFLAG (Parents and Families of Lesbians and Gays) and CHAF (Community Housing Assistance Fund). When she’s not honing her tap skills or tending to her garden, you’ll find Debbie and her wife, Lisa walking their rambunctious pup Harper around their neighborhood. Stop and say hello. You’ll be glad you did.